New Sempron machine, freezes only when connected locally
Posted on 2006-06-24
I have just put together a new machine with a Sempron 2.8G processor and an Asus K8V-MX mobo.
It has a really strange issue whereby it will suddenly 'freeze' while I'm working and won't recover without a reset.
When it freezes, the display looks blurred - I know this sounds odd but the whole Windows desktop, explorer etc looks like it's been 'smudged' using the smudge tool in Photoshop.
So I tried to find out what the issue is; theres nothing useful in the Event Log. I tried switching O/S from Win2K to XP but it still freezes.
Heres an odd thing though; I've noticed that it only does it when I'm using the mouse connected to the machine; if I log into the machine remotely (Via remote terminal services) I can work all day. Then, if I go back to using it at the console it freezes after a few minutes use.
Is it possible an I/O driver setting is causing the machine to freeze like this? To investigate this, I switched from a PS/2 to a USB mouse, but the problem still occurs!
I can give more specs or any relevent information to someone who might be able to help me work out the cause of the freezing.